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Mushkazone Cookies

Mushkazone - wheat cookie cutter
Oma's not sure if it's from Tscherwenka or Vienna
because she said they had a few of them. [Noelle Giesse]




Mushkazone Cookies (1)
Mushkazonen Cookies (2)
Mushkazone Cookies (3)
Mushkazonen Cookie Molds for sale

Mushkazone - wheat cookie cutter
submitted by Eve Brown - click to enlarge


Mushkazone Cookies

Posted by: Beth Tolfree

  Recipe from
Beth’s Grandmother

Of course I think
this cookie is just wonderful !!


  • 1 lb. Graham crackers, crushed fine
  • 1½ lb. walnut meats, ground fine
  • ½ lb. butter
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 cup flour
  • 6 egg yolks, beaten
  • Grated rind of 2 lemons
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla


  • Mix dry ingredients and peel together. Work softened butter in well. Add lemon juice and ix in. Beat vanilla and egg yolks together and stir them into the mixture. 
  • Heat oven to 325 degrees. Don't grease cookie sheet.  Test bake a cookie to see if it holds its shape; if not, add a little more flour to dough. 
  • Press a little dough into the mold, take it out and sugar the mold with granulated sugar. Press dough firmly into the mold. Tap it out onto cookie sheet.  Repeat the process. 
  • Bake till just beginning to turn a little brown on the bottom—10 minutes or more depending on oven.  Cool and store in an air tight container.  Yield:  125 or more small cookies.

Mushkazonen Cookies

Posted by: Andrea Hussli

Family Recipe


My family recipe is a little bit different than others I've seen.  I've never compared them all side by side, but here's the one I use.  My Aunts never got the name right and now that I know the proper spelling and pronunciation I giggle at our attempt to name the cookie for so many years. Musskat-Nuss or Nussekatyondle were what my Aunts called them. Or just bow-tie cookies.

  • 2 cups ground English Walnuts

  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1¾ cup breadcrumbs (store bought)

  • ¼ cup (soft) butter

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon allspice

  • 1 egg beaten (add last)

  • Note: (½ bar sweet chocolate – ground up - may be added)


  • Mix all ingredients together.

  • Press mixture into the mold (or use a tablespoon as a mold) just to get the mold wet. 
    Empty mold back into mixture. 

  • Dip the mold into cane sugar 

  • Press mixture into mold and empty mold onto cookie sheet.  

  • Redip mold to make each cookie.  BE VERY DELICATE WHEN EMPTYING MOLD: the cookie can crumble if not careful. 

Bake to dry out 15 min. at 350 degrees



Mushkazone Cookies

Posted by: June Meyer

This recipe will make four 8-inch square pans or two 9 x 12 inch pansful..

  • 1 lb. walnuts, ground well

  • 1 lb. or 6 cups bread crumbs (make from dry French or Italian bread)

  • 9 egg yolks

  • ¼ lb. butter (1 stick), melted

  • 1 teaspoon ground clove

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 lb. sugar (2½ cups)

Into mixing bowl place: Ground walnuts, bread crumbs, ground clove, ground nutmeg and sugar. 

Beat egg yolks with melted butter. 

Mix beaten egg and butter mixture into mixing bowl ingredients with a wire pastry cutter or use Cuisinart to blend. 

Firmly press the cookie mix flat into a pan that has been buttered and floured on the bottom.  It will seem crumbly at first.  

Make the cookie mix about 1 inch thick. 

With a knife or straight edged pastry board scraper, carefully cut the dough into 1 inch by 2 inch bars. 

Bake in a low oven about 325 degrees until firm, about 20-25 minutes.  It should darken in color a little.  Watch carefully. Do Not Burn! 

Let bars cool in pan. After they are cooled, re-cut with knife and keep in cookie tin.

Yield:  Four or five 8 inch by 8-inch square panfuls.   This recipe can be cut in half. 




Mushkazonen Cookie Mold (Sorry, SOLD OUT)
Purchase Orders
[wheat bundle design cookie cutter]
Made of sturdy aluminum, epoxied ring handle.
Order from Andrea M. Hussli
Pricing is $27 per mold + $2 shipping for 4 or less molds within
the USA.  More than 4 molds or shipping outside the USA,
contact Andrea for a shipping quote.  Prepaid orders only.

Below are samples of the cookies made from this mold


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Last Updated: 05 Jul 2012
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